Now that we have made it clear to our dear Readers that our Dictionaries are not based on any particular country and that we always strive to keep within the guidelines of the latest edition of the Diccionario Panhispánico, we can proceed with our discussion on TDT Dictionary & Tools.
There are a few other things you can do with TDT. It has a powerful search function where you can fish out words using their
- Part of speech,
- Number of letters,
- Grammatical attributes (for instance, all transitive or intransitive verbs),
- Specific letter combinations, acronyms, crosswords,
- Usage frequency (everyday words versus difficult ones), or
- A combination of all of the above.
Last but not least,
- Search of idiomatic and compound expressions given a specific word that is included in the expression. This search function will search out even expressions or words which share a common concept. This search function is little known, as we have never taken the time to explain it in more detail. It is included in the Expression Builder.
The best way to describe these applications is to give examples for each mode, and we will proceed to do just that in the following weekly Tips.